Mary Free Bed Community Financial Aid (Charity Care)
Mary Free Bed provides medically necessary rehabilitation services, within its financial capabilities and constraints, to those individuals who have limited financial resources. Mary Free Bed’s policy provides discounted rates and/or extended payment plans to individuals needing assistance in paying for Mary Free Bed services.
Before applying for Mary Free Bed community financial aid, patients needing financial assistance first need to apply for Medicaid or other available funding. Patients who are denied Medicaid and other funding can then apply for Mary Free Bed community financial aid.
► Download the Mary Free Bed Community Financial Aid Policy and Application.
Return the completed application to:
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
Attn: Patient Financial Services
235 Wealthy SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Financial aid request forms are available from Patient Financial Services or by calling 616.242.0415 or 800.528.8989, ext. 4415.
The federal poverty guidelines for income are used to determine community financial aid eligibility.
Individuals with household incomes below 145% of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for free care. Individuals with household incomes greater than 145% of the federal poverty guidelines may be eligible for care at discounted rates depending on household income and/or the balance due to Mary Free Bed.
For the remaining balance after the appropriate discount is applied, suitable arrangements can be made with Patient Financial Services for an interest-free monthly payment plan.
Community financial aid generally isn’t available for deductibles or co-payments, nor is it available for individuals having no insurance coverage due to their own failure to obtain such coverage. Exceptions to this rule are handled on a case-by-case basis.